Why Drainage Is Important to Your Artificial Grass

Installing artificial grass at your residential property can be one of the best decisions a homeowner can make. Its versatility and beauty make artificial turf a surface that can be used in many ways to great effect. However, much of artificial turf’s effectiveness and benefits come from having an effective drainage system. During the installation process, you must ensure that there is sufficient drainage, or else it can negatively impact the lifespan and functionality of your synthetic turf. Here’s why drainage is important to your artificial grass. 

Reasons for Poor Drainage in Artificial Turf

Artificial turf without sufficient drainage will see water buildup and create puddles throughout its surface. In the long run, this will lead to several problematic issues:

Wet Surface

When there are pools of water present throughout your synthetic turf, your surface will be slippery and pose a dangerous hazard to any children, pets, and adults who walk or play on it. Anybody can mistakenly slip and hurt themselves because of the wet conditions caused by poor-quality artificial grass. While some synthetic turf will have padding to cushion a fall, any slip is still a risk to a person’s health.


The persistent presence of water and moisture on your artificial turf surface will lead to mold growth and mildew. This type of environment is a sign of your surface’s failing drainage, making it prone for fungi to grow and make their way throughout your synthetic grass.


Similar to fungus, bacteria will flock to a setting with stagnant pools of water. This environment will allow for bacteria to settle in and multiply quickly. If your artificial turf has poor drainage and is not equipped with antimicrobial infill, it won’t be able to stop bacterial growth.


Pests are more of an issue for natural grass, but having pools of water lying around on your synthetic grass surface will undoubtedly attract fleas, mosquitoes, and other dangerous pests, who threaten the health and well-being of you and those closest to you.

Ensuring Proper Drainage

Ensuring effective drainage begins with using the right materials. High-quality artificial turf, like the options offered at OC Turf & Putting Greens, features stellar drainage that will let water flow freely without any obstruction. This means that there will be no water buildup or puddles forming throughout your synthetic grass surface. Proper drainage promotes a clean and safe synthetic turf environment.

High-quality artificial turf with sufficient drainage can be found at OC Turf & Putting Greens, where we feature a diverse lineup of world-class synthetic turf products and solutions. Our team of synthetic grass installers has worked closely with many Laguna Niguel and Irvine residents on successful residential projects and they eagerly await to assist you as well. Our stellar results come from our commitment to our clients and our desire to do right by them. For more information about what we can do for you, give us a call at (888) 526-2289 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.